“Design is so simple. That’s why it’s so complicated.” –Paul Rand

An Introduction to Airport Design
As anyone who has been to Peru, or Bali, or Timbuktu can tell you, travel is not merely the experience of going somewhere.
An Introduction to Kitchen Design
The kitchen has evolved from a closed-off satellite to the most open, doted-upon room in the house—and repository of our dreams...
An Introduction to Landscape Design
The profession of landscape architecture is very much rooted in the European tradition of garden design, and it didn’t germinate...
An Introduction to Restaurant Design
Eating has always been a sociable event, from primitive campfire cooking to reclining on lectuli at lavish Greek and Roman...
An Introduction to Universal Design
Mention universal design and see your companions’ eyes start glazing over.
An Introduction to Retail Design
The ancient Greeks did it in the agora; the Romans did it in the forum; Persians did it in the bazaar (“the place of prices”);...
An Introduction to Product Design
Last night I went to a corner liquor store to buy some toothpaste.
Airport Design Gone Wrong
The challenge for airport designers is to consider the complex function of an airport and then cap it off with some truly...
An Introduction to Contractors
Architect-author Dan Maginn of El Dorado Inc. gives us the inside track on one of his favorite subjects: contractors.
Journey by Design: Berlin's Tempelhof Airport Is a Public Park Like No Other
Sprawling across a bewildering 32 million square feet, Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport is one of the world’s most eclectic public...
An Introduction to Prefab
The basic principle of prefab, whereby a home is fabricated in one location and then delivered to another, has been around for at...
An Introduction to Architects
Aside from that mischievous caveperson in France who used a piece of charcoal to draw a line around some stick figures that...
An Introduction to Renting
The American Dream, some say, is all about owning a home.
An Introduction to Lighting
One of the oldest proclamations in Western literature—maybe the very oldest, depending on how you see things—is “Let there be...
An Introduction to Manufacturing
If the design world feels like an endless parade of products, then the gnashing maws of industrial production assuredly underpin...
Visionary Design
Read the Editor’s Letter from our upcoming November/December edition and look for the issue on newsstands in the first week of...
The Power of Design
Preview the Editor’s Letter from our January/February issue, written by Dwell founder and CEO Lara Deam.
Design the Future
Read the Editor’s Letter from our upcoming September/October edition and look for the issue on newsstands in the first week of...
The TWA Hotel Turns an Abandoned Airport Terminal Into a Midcentury Dream
Meet JFK's first on-airport hotel—complete with midcentury modern guest rooms, a 10,000-square-foot rooftop deck with pool, and a...
5 Groundbreaking Airports That Are Must-See Destinations in Their Own Right
From massive cocoons in Azerbaijan to a sprawling public park in Berlin, you’d be surprised at what you can find at these...